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2014 BELMONT GREEK FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE (as of August 12, 2014, subject to changes)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
(ALL PERFORMANCES EXCEPT THOSE NOTED, ARE ON THE PLAKA)

Helios performs throughout the day at the Bandstand at the Plaka.


Noon - Opening Ceremonies
12:30 - Cooking Demonstration with Helene Nemchik – Amphitheater
1:00 - TA CHRISA PODIA Dance Group ***
2:00 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
2:00 - Church Tour – please meet at the Church Entrance
3:15 - TA ASTERAKIA Dance Group ***
3:20 - TA ASTERIA Dance Group ***
4:00 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
5:00 - Church Tour – please meet at the Church Entrance
5:00 - FESTIVAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA – Amphitheater
6:00 - AGORA Closes
6:00 - Fun Zone Closes!
7:30 - ELLINIKI PSIHI Dance Group ***
10:00 - Festival Closes for today – See you tomorrow!

*** = Dance lessons will generally follow performances by our older dance groups.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
(ALL PERFORMANCES EXCEPT THOSE NOTED, ARE ON THE PLAKA)

Mythos performs throughout the day at the Bandstand at the Plaka.


Noon - Festival Opens
12:20 – Cooking Demonstration with Mike Hohenthal of “Go To Chocolate” – Amphitheater
1:00 - Cooking Demonstration with Helene Nemchik – Amphitheater
1:00 - Church Tour featuring the Holy Cross Adult Choir – please meet at the Church Entrance
1:00 - TA CHRISA PODIA Dance Group
1:45 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
3:15 - TA ASTERAKIA Dance Group ***
3:20 - TA ASTERIA Dance Group ***
3:30 - FESTIVAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA – Amphitheater
3:45 - HELLENIC TRADITIONAL ARTS Dance Group
4:00 - Church Tour – please meet at the Church Entrance
5:00 - AURORA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA – Amphitheater
6:00 - AGORA Closes
6:00 - Fun Zone Closes!
6:15 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
7:30 - ELLINIKI PSIHI Dance Group ***
10:00 - Festival Closes for today – See you tomorrow!

*** = Dance lessons will generally follow performances by our older dance groups.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
(ALL PERFORMANCES EXCEPT THOSE NOTED, ARE ON THE PLAKA)

Mythos performs throughout the day at the Bandstand at the Plaka.


Noon - Festival Opens
12:30 - Cooking Demonstration with Helene Nemchik – Amphitheater
1:00 - "Andy Z." performs – Amphitheater
1:15 - TA CHRISA PODIA Dance Group ***
1:30 – TA ASTERIA Dance Group ***
1:40 – TA ASTERAKIA Dance Group ***
2:00 - Church Tour – please meet at the Church Entrance
2:00 – Cooking Demonstration with Mike Hohenthal of “Go To Chocolate” – Amphitheater
2:30 - "Andy Z." performs – Amphitheater
3:30 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
3:45 - HELLENIC TRADITIONAL ARTS Dance Group
5:00 - Church Tour – please meet at the Church Entrance
5:45 - Festival Play “The Wrath of Hades” – Amphitheater
6:00 - AGORA Closes
6:00 - Fun Zone Closes!
7:00 - ELLINIKI PSIHI Dance Group ***
8:00 - Festival Closes – See you next Labor Day Weekend

*** = Dance lessons will generally follow performances by our older dance groups.


THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!


DANCERS

Our love and thanks to the dancers and their instructors who have offered their time and talent to help us celebrate our weekend of Greek culture through song and dance! The Holy Cross folk dance groups participating in this weekend's festivities are:
  • Ta Asteria – means “The Stars”
  • Ta Asterakia – means “The Little Stars”
  • Ta Chrisa Podia – means “The Golden Feet”
  • Elliniki Psihi– means “Greek Soul”



"THE WRATH OF HADES"

Based on Greek mythology, but with a modern twist or two.
Adapted for the stage by Eva Canellos.
Directed by Helene Nemchik and Xandra Nemchik.

Evil King Hades is up to his usual tricks, causing Orpheus and Demeter to venture to the Underworld to rescue Orpheus’ love, Eurydice, and Demeter’s daughter, Persephone.

Act I - The Underworld, where ancient Greeks believed all people go when they die
Act II - On Earth, in an outdoor amphitheater
Act III - Back in the Underworld
Act IV - On Earth, in the outdoor amphitheater

A big thanks to our actors, directors and producers (parents!) for the hours upon hours of hard work! Break a PODI!



PLEASE NOTE: All Festival performances are at the Plaka or Amphitheater. Times and locations are subject to change - please see updated schedule posted near the entrance gate or listen for updates from our emcees.